Sweden Military Servers Hacked, Used in 2013 Attack on US Banks

Sometimes it takes years before we find out more details about a particular attack.  On Friday, AFP reported that the source of months-long DDoS attacks on U.S. banks in 2012-2013 were compromised Swedish military computers that were used to launch the attacks. An Iranian hacktivist group had claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Speaking to AFP, military spokesman Mikael Abramsson said that a server in the Swedish defense system had a flaw which was exploited by hackers to carry out the attacks, confirming a report in the Swedish daily DN.

“The hacking attack was a kind of wake-up call for us and forced us to take very specific security steps to prevent such a thing from happening again,” he said.

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